Simon Groth

Simon Groth is a Brisbane-based writer and editor. He is also the manager of if:book Australia.

Simon Groth is a Brisbane-based writer and editor. Groth is also the manager of if:book Australia, which is a Queensland Writers Centre initiative exploring new forms of digital literature and the connections between reader and writer.

According to Groth, he works somewhere between the nexus of technology and books. This seems to be a surprising turn considering his original undergraduate studies were in occupational therapy, where he worked within the realm of assistive technology and disability.

After working as an occupational therapist, Groth went on to explore writing. His first novels, Here Today and None of the Other Flies Follow My Crooked Lines, were both shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards.

Groth’s other works include a young adult novel, Concentrate, which he wrote with his brother Darren, and a number of short stories.

His recent work through if:book Australia explores the ideas of the literary remix and live audience writing, through a number of projects, such as Willow Patterns, Memory Makes Us and Rumours of my Death.

To discover more about Groth visit his website.

To learn more about if:book Australia’s projects visit their website.